Best Homemade Furniture Polish Recipes

Furniture polish is expensive and you want to save money. You can make your own furniture polish with ingredients you already have in your home.

It’s easy, cheap, and smells great, and does a great job of caring for your furniture!

This homemade furniture polish recipe is a lifesaver for those of us who don’t want to spend a lot on store-bought products.

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The best part? It only takes moments to whip up this recipe that helps to leave your wood shining like new!

DIY Home Furniture Polish Recipe

How Often Should I Use Furniture Polish?

I recommend using furniture polish at least once per month. However, if you have a household with children once a week will help remove sticky fingerprints.

Homemade Furniture Polish with Vegetable Oil

This recipe is a natural DIY alternative to polish sprays like Pledge.

  • 2fl ozs vegetable oil like sunflower or canola {thinner is better}
  • 1fl oz white vinegar
  • 30 drop lavender essential oil {or use your preferred scented oil}
  • large reusable glass bottle with a spray attachment

Mix all the ingredients in the glass bottle, give the mixture a good shake.

You only need to use a tiny amount of this recipe to get the required effect of well-nourished shiny wood.

So use sparingly and avoid spraying this mixture directly onto the wood. Instead, spray onto a soft cloth and buff the wood with the cloth until it shines.

All-Natural Furniture Polish Recipe

Here is a simple to make a recipe with olive oil.

  • 1 cup Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Lemon juice

Mix together and store in a sealable mason jar. Us this mixture sparingly. Just dab a soft cloth in the mixture and use this to make all your wooden furniture shiny.

Homemade Furniture Polish with Coconut Oil

After you have used this your home will smell beautifully of lemons. The smell of the vinegar will disappear quickly.

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil
  • glass bottle with a spray attachment

Gently melt the coconut oil on low heat, I find placing the coconut jar in a bowl of boiling water is enough to melt the oil quickly.

Pour oil into the glass bottle add the vinegar and lemon essential oils. Give this a good shake. Label the bottle.

To polish furniture: spray the mixture onto a soft cloth and buff the wood up to a shine.


Furniture polish is a great way to keep your furniture looking brand new. You can find it in stores, but it’s surprisingly expensive and the bottles are too small as you don’t get much for your money.

A homemade version of your favorite brand is actually quite easy to make and will cost you next to nothing. Plus you can control the ingredients and make it smell just as you like.

I hope this article has shown you how easy it is to make your own furniture polish using easy-to-source ingredients.

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